N.J. Assembly panel to consider bills restricting access to guns

The Associated Press released a short statement regarding a bill in New Jersey which would increase gun regulations on domestic violence offenders. AP reports:

An Assembly panel is set to consider legislation aimed at strengthening gun prohibitions for domestic violence offenders as well as barring convicted carjackers, gang members or racketeers from buying or owning guns in New Jersey.

The Assembly’s Law and Public Safety committee is set to vote Monday on the legislation, along with another provision.

One bill requires courts to inform domestic violence convicts they are barred from gun ownership. Defendants would also have to prove they surrendered their weapons.

Read the full story at The Washington Times.